Congressman Trey Gowdy, who is chairman of the House committee investigating the 2012 terrorist attacks in Benghazi, confirmed that Secretary of State Hillary Clinton won’t comply — of course — with the committee’s subpoena to turn over her server to an independent third party for review.
Clinton used a private server to host a personal email account to conduct official business as secretary of State.
“After seeking and receiving a two week extension from the Committee, Secretary Clinton failed to provide a single new document to the subpoena issued by the Committee and refused to provide her private server to the Inspector General for the State Department or any other independent arbiter for analysis.
“We learned today, from her attorney, Secretary Clinton unilaterally decided to wipe her server clean and permanently delete all emails from her personal server. While it is not clear precisely when Secretary Clinton decided to permanently delete all emails from her server, it appears she made the decision after October 28, 2014, when the Department of State for the first time asked the Secretary to return her public record to the Department.
Let’s see. Clinton’s server was not wiped clean as of October 28, 2014, which is two years since she left office. A few months later she falls under attack for using a personal email for official business, and suddenly the liar’s server is wiped clean. Incredible coincidence! Right?
“Not only was the Secretary the sole arbiter of what was a public record, she also summarily decided to delete all emails from her server ensuring no one could check behind her analysis in the public interest.”
“In light of the Secretary’s unprecedented email arrangement with herself and her decision nearly two years after she left office to permanently delete all emails and because the equities at stake involve not only those of the Select Committee and Congress more broadly, but also those of the American people and their right to the full record of her tenure as secretary of State, we will work with the leadership of the House of Representatives as the Committee considers next steps. But it is clear Congress will need to speak with the former Secretary about her email arrangement and the decision to permanently delete those emails.”